Blog housekeeping

Orac disembodied

Orac is disturbed.

He had entered the ScienceBlogs network expecting rapid integration into its continuum, allowing him the communing with other science-loving beings that he craved. But it had not happened.

Something was wrong.

The feed through which Orac’s insolence was to flow to the world was only partially working.

What was going on?

Orac computed. Multicolored lights pulsated.

Then Orac had the answer. His posts were not appearing on the main ScienceBlogs page, nor had his feed been integrated into the main aggregated ScienceBlogs feed. His insolence, respectful and not-so-respectful, was not showing up.

He had work to do.

Until then, he remains disembodied.

TRANSLATION OF ORAC-SPEAK: Respectful Insolence’s feed is presently not being properly aggregated into the main ScienceBlogs feed and the list of posts on the main ScienceBlogs page. Until this problem is fixed and you see Respectful Insolence posts appearing on the main ScienceBlogs page, if you want your fix of Orac’s patented Respectful Insolence™, you’ll either have to link straight to this blog’s main URL or, if you use an RSS newsreader, use this blog’s feed.

Orac offers his apologies for this situation.

By Orac

Orac is the nom de blog of a humble surgeon/scientist who has an ego just big enough to delude himself that someone, somewhere might actually give a rodent's posterior about his copious verbal meanderings, but just barely small enough to admit to himself that few probably will. That surgeon is otherwise known as David Gorski.

That this particular surgeon has chosen his nom de blog based on a rather cranky and arrogant computer shaped like a clear box of blinking lights that he originally encountered when he became a fan of a 35 year old British SF television show whose special effects were renowned for their BBC/Doctor Who-style low budget look, but whose stories nonetheless resulted in some of the best, most innovative science fiction ever televised, should tell you nearly all that you need to know about Orac. (That, and the length of the preceding sentence.)

DISCLAIMER:: The various written meanderings here are the opinions of Orac and Orac alone, written on his own time. They should never be construed as representing the opinions of any other person or entity, especially Orac's cancer center, department of surgery, medical school, or university. Also note that Orac is nonpartisan; he is more than willing to criticize the statements of anyone, regardless of of political leanings, if that anyone advocates pseudoscience or quackery. Finally, medical commentary is not to be construed in any way as medical advice.

To contact Orac: [email protected]


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